AST CAST 2013 – The good, the bad, and the cheese curds…


My journey to Madison for the Association for Software Testing’s (AST) annual conference (CAST), can be summed up in two words: Paul Holland. Not only was I working with Paul the previous weeks at Per Scholas teaching the STEP class, but he was also the lead facilitator at CAST and little known to me, also my travel buddy. I found out that Paul was travelling on the same flight from NYC to Madison at the same time (7am on Saturday), but better than that, Paul swapped his seats to sit next to me so we could share in our sleep deprived state. Continue reading

Exposing and Erasing Organizational Bias: An Interview with Keith Klain

In this very informative and revealing interview, Keith Klain discusses where biases among testing teams originated from, and who’s to blame for its negative, lingering effects to projects of all shapes and sizes. We learned that testers don’t have themselves to blame exclusively, but some serious self-reflection is definitely in order. Continue reading

Support the skilled testing revolution! – attend AST CAST and TestBash 2.0

The Association for Software Testing CAST 2013 and the Ministry of Testing Test Bash are fantastic opportunities to meet thought leaders in the testing industry and learn something from the pros. Aside from being fantastic value for money, they are the kind of conferences testers need to improve their skills and build our community. Support the skilled testing revolution!




STAR Canada Track Talk

I’m giving a new talk for 2013 at the inagural STAR Canada conference…great line up for Toronto – hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 – 12:45pm – 1:45pm

Creating Dissonance: Overcoming Organizational Bias toward Software Testing

AST CAST 2013 – Call For Participation

The theme for CAST 2013 is “Old Lessons applied and new lessons learned: advancing the practice and building a foundation for the future.” What we learn from our experiences helps shape us as human beings. What we learn from the experiences of others can give us new insight and new perspectives.

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